Originally Posted by Omar_Salkic
And the fish were all in each others way coz i came up to the tank and they thought i was going to feed them. They have plenty of room. They would've all died by now if the conditions weren't good enough. We've studied their behaviour and they are all normal together.
You don't want to listen to advice?
This is what happy angels look like. Nobody's bothering them. Nobody's getting in their way. I don't know what you consider "enough" room, but your fish don't have it.
Fish do respond to their environment. The better the water conditions, the better the fish and the better your experience as a fishkeeper. I had those angels virtually alone in a 55gal with water changes every 3 days using remineralized ph/gh
balanced water I made myself. They spawned every 7 days. Constantly. For years. That's an extreme, overkill example, but you get my point. Obviously you can keep angels with other fish, it just has to be within reason.
There should have been, for example, in your tank, an entire top right or left corner of the tank with a floating plant devoted to the (one) male gourami so he could make a bubble nest. There should be a broad leafed plant for the Angels to spawn on, and room for them to do it. But you don't want to listen to me so that's all I'll say.
One more thing- I notice you're trying to grow lots of different plants without CO2
. You might want to try plants that do well in no co2
low light conditions like anubias and java fern. you'll have better luck with long term plant growth and wellbeing.